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2010-08-30 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- People evaluate brands in the same way that they instinctively perceive and judge one another - in terms of warmth and competence - and these judgments are highly predictive of brand purchase intent and loyalty, according to a study released today. The study was conducted by The Relational Capital Group and a team of researchers at Princeton University led by Drs. Susan T. Fiske and Nicolas O. Kervyn. The study evaluated the impact of warmth and...

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2010-08-18 06:15:00

Scientists have found fossils which suggest that animal life appeared on Earth millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to Princeton University and National Science Foundation (NSF) press releases published Tuesday. The fossils, which were described as "shelly" and are believed to have bellowed to primitive sponge-like creatures that dwelled in ocean reefs, were unearthed below 635 million year old South Australian glacial deposits. According to the NSF, those sponge-like...

2010-08-02 11:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Princeton Review - known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges - has created several resources to help applicants and parents find the financial aid many of them will need to pay for college this year. Among the unique resources are Financial Aid Ratings (scores on a scale of 60 to 99) that The Princeton Review has tallied for 606 colleges based on its surveys of administrators at hundreds of schools in...

2010-08-02 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by The Princeton Review that asked 122,000 students at 373 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences at them, the best professors are at Reed College (OR). However, the college at which students are most satisfied with their financial aid - the issue many parents care most about - is Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA). Sewanee-The University of the South (TN) takes top...

2010-08-02 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Princeton Review - known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges - today reported its third annual Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. The Company tallied the rating for 703 institutions based on its institutional surveys of colleges in 2009-10 concerning their environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings....

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2010-06-21 11:41:47

An international team including scientists from Princeton University has detected subatomic particles deep within the Earth's interior. The discovery could help geologists understand how reactions taking place in the planet's interior affect events on the surface such as earthquakes and volcanoes. Someday, scientists may know enough about the sources and flow of heat in the Earth to predict events like the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland. The finding, made by the Borexino Collaboration at...

2010-06-11 11:48:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Residence Inn by Marriott - Princeton / South Brunswick hotel continued a tradition of delivering greeting cards with personalized messages to local veterans and families this year in a new way that brings its social media presence to the real world of customer and community service. "We've previously shared our own thoughts of thanks with our neighboring veterans on special holidays but for this Memorial Day, we wanted to deliver not...

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2010-04-02 10:40:30

A new technique developed by Princeton University engineers for producing electricity-conducting plastics could dramatically lower the cost of manufacturing solar panels. By overcoming technical hurdles to producing plastics that are translucent, malleable and able to conduct electricity, the researchers have opened the door to broader use of the materials in a wide range of electrical devices. With mounting concerns about global warming and energy demand, plastics could represent a low-cost...

2010-03-30 09:17:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthrough single-molecule genomic analysis technology, today announced the issuance of U.S. patent 7,670,770 for nanochannel arrays that enable high-throughput macromolecular analysis. Also disclosed are methods of preparing nanochannel array chips, methods of analyzing macromolecules such as entire strands of genomic DNA, and systems for implementing these methods. Dr. Han Cao, the Company's founder and chief...

2010-03-30 07:30:00

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the more than two million teens annually applying to colleges, the SAT is no laughing matter. SAT scores can impact whether students get accepted by the college of their dreams as well as scholarship, grant and financial aid award decisions. But a new Facebook application from Random House's Princeton Review Books offers teens a fun-spirited way to sharpen their SAT test-taking skills and challenge their friends to SAT study competitions. Titled...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.